(AllHipHop News) This week saw two new highly anticipated Hip Hop albums hit stores. Joey Bada$$ released his debut album B4.DA.$$ and Lupe Fiasco returned with his 5th LP Tetsuo & Youth. HitsDailyDouble has crunched the numbers to determine how much each project is expected to sell out the gate.
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Joey’s B4.DA.$$ is currently headed toward 50,000 – 55,000 in actual units sold and close to 55,000 – 60,000 with streams added in. Lupe’s Tetsuo & Youth is predicted to move 30,000 – 35,000 units and 35,000 – 40,000 in sales plus streaming (SPS).
The Chicago emcee’s previous album, Food & Liquor II, pushed 89,778 albums in its first week. His best opening week sales came with 2011’s LASERS. Lupe’s third LP sold 204,000 copies week one.
Before the release of his first studio album, Joey dropped the two well received mixtapes 1999 and Summer Knights. The Brooklyn representative also contributed to the free Pro Era projects The Secc$ Tap.e and P.E.E.P: The aPROcalypse.